Vinod Khanna’s death has jolted the film industry as a whole. The senior actor succumbed to bladder cancer on May 27, 2017 and the Bollywood is mourning this huge loss. Vinod Khanna was 70-years-old and was active in the industry until last year. He was seen playing Shah Rukh Khan’s father in Rohit Shetty’s Diwale last on the silver screen. Even at this age, the actor had a magnificent screen presence. But do you know, Bollywood had lost another star on this same day. Yes, we are talking about Vinod Khanna’s good friend Feroz Khan. Rishi Kapoor highlighted this point with a tweet on his profile. He writes, “Strange coincidence. Friends Vinod Khanna and Feroz Khan die the same day 27th April. Khan sahab passed away 27th April 2009 Bangalore.”
Vinod and Feroz have given blockbusters to industries like Qurbani and Dayavan, among others. Their friendship was so strong that they were united even in death. Feroz Khan had died on April 27, 2017, after he failed to recover from lung cancer. And we lost Vinod Khanna to cancer too. The two were counted as the coolest stars of their time and they have delivered super hit films in collaboration. Their first movie together was Shankar Shambhu that was released in 1976, in which Feroz was seen as Shankar and Vinod as Shambhu. But Qurbani was their first blockbuster hit and it was directed by Feroz himself. (ALSO READ: Vinod Khanna is and always will be family to the Dutts: Sanjay Dutt’s emotional tribute to the late superstar)
Strange coincidence. Friends Vinod Khanna and Feroz Khan die the same day 27th April. Khan sahab passed away 27th April 2009 Bangalore.
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, 2017
After Qurbani, Vinod Khanna shocked everyone by taking a break from films. Five years later, Vinod got his comeback hit, Dayavan, again Feroz’s directorial. The film was both a critical and commercial success. Vinod needed a much-needed break to re-establish himself in Bollywood and Dayavan did the same. Since then Vinod and Feroz remained friends until, the latter succumbed to his deadly disease. (ALSO READ: Vinod Khanna’s family members arrive for the actor’s last rites – View Pics)
April 27 will remained etched in everyone’s mind and heart as the industry lost their coolest icons on the same day. May their soul rest in peace. (See who all mourned the loss of Vinod Khanna here)